chest

Your chest is the part of your body from your stomach to your neck. A bodybuilder or weightlifter is distinctive not only for his huge arms, but for his big, muscular chest.

The character Tarzan is known for thumping his own chest while yelling — but if Tarzan gets a bad cold, he might cough so hard that his chest aches. Another kind of chest is a storage box with a connected lid that swings open. This is the oldest meaning of chest, from the Old English cest, "box or casket." The anatomical meaning comes from the idea that the ribs form a "box" — or a chest — around the internal organs.

Primary Meanings of chest

1.
n
the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
2.
n
box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy
Full Definitions of chest
1

n the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates

Synonyms:
pectus, thorax
Types:
bust, female chest
the chest of a woman
male chest
the chest of a man
Type of:
body part
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

n the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen

Synonyms:
breast
Types:
bosom
a person's breast or chest
Type of:
external body part
any body part visible externally
2

n box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

Examples:
Ark of the Covenant
(Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments
Pandora's box
(Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it; she gave in to her curiosity and opened it; all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind
Types:
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ammunition chest, caisson
a chest to hold ammunition
cedar chest
a chest made of cedar
coffer
a chest especially for storing valuables
hope chest, wedding chest
chest for storage of clothing (trousseau) and household goods in anticipation of marriage
pix, pix chest, pyx, pyx chest
a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay
sea chest
a sailor's storage chest for personal property
tea chest
chest for storing or transporting tea
tool cabinet, tool case, tool chest, toolbox
a box or chest or cabinet for holding hand tools
toy box, toy chest
chest for storage of toys
treasure chest
a chest filled with valuables
Type of:
box
a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid

n furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

Synonyms:
bureau, chest of drawers, dresser
Types:
chiffonier, commode
a tall elegant chest of drawers
highboy, tallboy
a tall chest of drawers divided into two sections and supported on four legs
lowboy
a low chest or table with drawers and supported on four legs
Type of:
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture
furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

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